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Kanye West Blogs About His Favorite Topic

Suffering from Kanye West overkill? Of course not! The world can’t get enough of Mr. West – from his number one album and single, to his appearances on Ellen and Saturday Night Live, to his tantrum backstage at the VMAs last month, to his many magazine covers, to – okay yeah, we’re hella sick of the guy. But there’s one person who’s not – and that’s good ol’ Kanye West. Apparently the man diva just figured out how to get his voice out over the web, and his new blog is a combination of YouTube clips (he loves the newscaster who falls over while stomping grapes too!), pictures of sneakers, and lots and lots of stuff about HIMSELF. Surprised?

Check out Kanye’s hip home in cyberspace and take a look at the rapper poking fun at himself on the premiere of SNL this weekend. It’s kind of a relief that his sense of humor (and ability to poke fun at himself) is almost as big at his ego.

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Springsteen Storytellers Sessions Are Back

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Bruce Springsteen‘s new album Magic drops tomorrow, but you don’t have to wait to get a dose of the Boss. VH1Classic has all your needs covered.

The singer’s exclusive Storytellers performance is now available online for the first time since he recorded the show. It’s great, with Springsteen filling us in on the tales behind tunes like “Blinded By The Light” and “Devils and Dust.” Also starting today, our online Classic site will roll out two previously unavailable Bruce videos per day. Check back this week to see which titles go live.

We also dug through the back catalog and found some favorites from his little-known tracks. And for some recent Bruce, check out his Today Show performance from last Friday, when the E Street band rocked Midtown Manhattan with six blistering songs.

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Fab & Sexy Asian Ladies Talk “Graffiti”

It didn’t take long for hip-hop, b-boy culture, and breaking to become a global phenomenon, and years ago Wild Style star and hip-hop icon Fab 5 Freddy found himself in a Japanese hotel teaching a group of females about the fine art of tagging. He recounts the action in our “Tales From the Road” series, part of this year’s Hip-Hop Honors action, so yep, it includes some wildness – clubbing, boxer shorts, calls from the front desk, running and screaming, and brothers protecting their sisters from the Rock Steady crew. Let’s let Fab ‘splain it himself.

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Letterman Makes Paris Hilton Squirm

We’re big fans of anything that makes Paris Hilton uncomfortable (we love 6×8 foot jail cells!) – and apparently so does David Letterman. The veteran talk show host grilled the heiress about her experiences behind bars on Friday’s Late Show, asking her if she knew why she went to jail (she does!). He also inquired about her slammer pals and the taste of the baloney sandwiches she was given for lunch. Watch (and giggle) as Paris shifts in her seat, shakes her leg, and finally refuses to answer any more questions about her slammer stint. She did get a chance to plug her upcoming movie and new perfume – which Dave promptly guzzled from the bottle. All in the the name of good great TV. Thanks, Dave.

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Monday: J. Lo Dressing Like a Mom-to-Be

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Brit lets it all hang out in her latest leaked single. We mean the mental stuff, not her boobs (amazingly). [Just Jared]

Kate Hudson Dumps No Name Beau
Poor Dax Shephard – those fifteen minutes are long gone now that Kate has jumped ship. At least she did the right thing and had a pal dump him for her. What manners! [OK!]

Jennifer Lopez Rockin? Maternity Outfits?
Er, Jenny and her hubby Marc Anthony are claiming that the diva’s not knocked up, but what other excuse is there for outfits like these? [NYDN]

Angelina Not Fired, Still Perfect
Luxury clothing line St. John denies that they’ve fired Brad’s boo as their spokesmodel. Too bad – Shiloh and Zahara were all ready to take her place. [Us Weekly]

Beyonc? Cancels Controversial Show
The singer canceled her concert in Malaysia following protests from Muslim groups. Maybe she just wanted to hit up St. Tropez with Jay instead. [Us Weekly]

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Kat McPhee To Wed Dude Twice Her Age

File under “Happy (But Vaguely Creepy) Daddy Issues News”: American Idol runner-up Katharine McPhee, 23, is engaged to be married to her 42-year-old boyfriend Nick Cokas. The two have been dating for some time, and McPhee credits Cokas with helping her beat bulimia.

A few months back we had the lovely Ms. McPhee in to chat about her video for “Over It,” in which she blows off an ex-love. Looks like she truly is over it. Check out what she has to say about the kiss-off scene, and which childhood fantasy she got to live out.

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The Weekly Wrap Up: Ja Rule Speaks, Britney Snaps & Kosmo Closes His Final Set

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Mariah Carey Smells Like 2005

Remember that ridiculous print ad for Mariah Carey’s M perfume that hit the web last month? Now you can see it in motion on a commercial that also features a song that people are whispering may be Mariah’s new single. It seems to be a ballad with the same Jermaine Dupri-styled mechanical percussion that was present on her comeback megahits “We Belong Together” and “Don’t Forget About Us.” Ah, 2005. We’ve missed you so!

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Did you catch her brushing it between her breasts? She’s no Wendy Williams, but she sure knows how to entertain.

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Lil Wayne Makes Babies, Love & Hip Hop

lilwayne.jpgOh sh*t ya’ll. The interview with hip hop prodigy Lil Wayne in the upcoming issue of Vibe is gonna be money. How money you ask? Try this gem – in which Wayne talks about his relationship with his first wife and baby-mamma – out for size:

“…I was on tour like crazy with Cash Money, and my momma said she was bored, alone, and scared in the house by herself. She was like, ‘Why don’t you just have a baby with somebody? Just tell the little girl’s mom I’ma take care of the baby, don’t worry about that.’ I was like, ‘I don’t have nobody I like like that!’ She was like, ‘Just find somebody! You don’t like Toya?’ I was like, ‘Alright, I like her then.’ Toya was 14 when she got pregnant, and I was 15 asking 14-year-olds. Toya’s the only person that agreed outta all the ones I asked. I said that my momma wants a child. And they was like, ‘That’s your momma’s problem!’ So Toya was like, ‘Shiiit, when we due, boo?’”

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Teenage Wasteland, After All These Years


More proof that the party was over before you even dared to knock on the door — Amazing Journey: The Story of The Who. The film chronicles the rise of the British rock superpower, the band that not only hoped they’d die before they got old but helped coin the term “rock opera.” Roger Daltrey, Pete Townsend, John Entwhistle and Keith Moon provided a punkish counterpoint to the bluesier Stones and acid-addled Beatles; they were wild and free, crazy and beautiful, and their drummer was so unpredictable he once parked a car in a swimming pool. Anyway . . . VH1 will premiere the film on November 3rd (our version comes with 20 extra minutes, so be sure to watch). Above is the exclusive trailer. Don’t cry. Don’t raise your eye. It’s only teenage wasteland, yo.

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